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  1. #1
    Omelet Guest

    Default Happy Memorial Day to all

    And may we always remember:

    <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>
    --
    Peace! Om

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    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

  2. #2
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >And may we always remember:
    >
    ><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>


    Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.

    Christine

  3. #3
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    Om wrote:

    > And may we always remember:
    >
    > <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>


    Temporal confusion is a sign of mental incapacity: Memorial Day is still
    eight days away, and that was pointed out to you the FIRST time you
    mentioned it. You seem to be in a fugue state. What did you take? Peyote?
    Salvia? Flunitrazepam? Special K?

    Anyway, in Photo #5, there's a somewhat-galling inaccuracy:

    It says, "Memorial Day is a day when we pause to give thanks to the people
    who fought for the things we have." That's not right. Veteran's Day is the
    day which celebrates the people who fought. Memorial Day is the day which
    celebrates the people who DIED. See the difference? (Well, YOU probably
    don't. But rational people might.)

    Bob


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    Cheryl Guest

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    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>And may we always remember:
    >>
    >><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>

    >
    > Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.


    I'd like to take off tomorrow. Can I blame Om? lol


  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    Christine Dabney <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >And may we always remember:
    > >
    > ><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>

    >
    > Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.
    >
    > Christine


    Yes, I know... but I've been getting e-mails about it so was just
    passing them on.
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. --Alex Levine

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    In article <jenKn.12393$[email protected]>,
    "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >>And may we always remember:
    > >>
    > >><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>

    > >
    > > Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.

    >
    > I'd like to take off tomorrow. Can I blame Om? lol


    ;-)
    --
    Peace! Om

    Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    *Only Irish *coffee provides in a single glass all four *essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar *and fat. --Alex Levine

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>And may we always remember:
    >>
    >><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>

    >
    > Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.
    >
    > Christine




    May 24th is Victoria Day in Canada, in case anyone cares I'll always
    remember Memorial Day is on 5/31 because it's my brothers' birthday.

    Jill


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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all


    On 24-May-2010, "Cheryl" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'd like to take off tomorrow. Can I blame Om? lol


    Which tomorrow; is it "last tomorrow", "this tomorrow" or "next tomorrow"
    you want to take off. Oh, wait, I see by the date of your message that it
    was "last tomorrow" not "this tomorrow" 8-)

    Here's hoping you have many happy tomorrows
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  9. #9
    news Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > "Christine Dabney" <artis[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>And may we always remember:
    >>>
    >>><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>

    >>
    >> Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.
    >>
    >> Christine

    >
    >
    >
    > May 24th is Victoria Day in Canada, in case anyone cares I'll always
    > remember Memorial Day is on 5/31 because it's my brothers' birthday.
    >
    > Jill


    Memorial Day is always on the last Monday in May. Last year it was May 25.
    Next Year it will be May 30.



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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all


    "news" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:hte5ls$r1l$[email protected]..
    >
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>And may we always remember:
    >>>>
    >>>><http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>
    >>>
    >>> Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.
    >>>
    >>> Christine

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> May 24th is Victoria Day in Canada, in case anyone cares I'll always
    >> remember Memorial Day is on 5/31 because it's my brothers' birthday.
    >>
    >> Jill

    >
    > Memorial Day is always on the last Monday in May. Last year it was May 25.
    > Next Year it will be May 30.
    >

    In the mid-70's the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    government employees a three day weekend. They also combined the
    independently celebrated Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays to one holiday
    to celebrate 'all presidents'.....The government may call the last Monday in
    May Memorial Day, but May 31 will always be the historical, and in my
    opinion, legitimate Memorial Day. The same as 2/22 is Washington's birthday
    and 2/12 is Lincoln's......why lump them together and say we're also
    celebrating Gerald Ford (just using him as an example - I don't know when
    his birthday is) as well.
    -ginny




  11. #11
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    On May 24, 8:52 am, "Virginia Tadrzynski" <ta...@ptd.net> wrote:
    >
    > In the mid-70's the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    > 'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    > government employees a three day weekend. They also combined the
    > independently celebrated Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays to one holiday
    > to celebrate 'all presidents'.....The government may call the last Monday in
    > May Memorial Day, but May 31 will always be the historical, and in my
    > opinion, legitimate Memorial Day.


    The historical Memorial Day was/is May 30th, not the 31st. -aem


  12. #12
    news Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all


    "aem" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > On May 24, 8:52 am, "Virginia Tadrzynski" <ta...@ptd.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> In the mid-70's the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    >> 'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    >> government employees a three day weekend. They also combined the
    >> independently celebrated Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays to one
    >> holiday
    >> to celebrate 'all presidents'.....The government may call the last Monday
    >> in
    >> May Memorial Day, but May 31 will always be the historical, and in my
    >> opinion, legitimate Memorial Day.

    >
    > The historical Memorial Day was/is May 30th, not the 31st. -aem


    Correct. My calendar shows the traditional day, May 30, which does not
    change, and the observed day, which does.



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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >>

    > In the mid-70's the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    > 'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    > government employees a three day weekend.


    I wish they'd do that for Independence day, too.


  14. #14
    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 24 May 2010 11:52:38 -0400, "Virginia Tadrzynski"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In the mid-70's the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    > 'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    > government employees a three day weekend. They also combined the
    > independently celebrated Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays to one holiday
    > to celebrate 'all presidents'.....The government may call the last Monday in
    > May Memorial Day, but May 31 will always be the historical, and in my
    > opinion, legitimate Memorial Day. The same as 2/22 is Washington's birthday
    > and 2/12 is Lincoln's......why lump them together and say we're also
    > celebrating Gerald Ford (just using him as an example - I don't know when
    > his birthday is) as well.


    I love three day weekends, but it is a sad state of affairs because it
    does not feel like we're celebrating anything special other than an
    extra day off anymore.

    PS: I thought the three day weekends happened because so many people
    turned long weekends into short vacations (using sick time) and
    employers lost too much productivity.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    On Mon, 24 May 2010 12:43:18 -0400, "Cheryl" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > >>

    > > In the mid-70's the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    > > 'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    > > government employees a three day weekend.

    >
    > I wish they'd do that for Independence day, too.


    Oh, god, no!

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

  16. #16
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote:

    > And may we always remember:
    >
    > <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>


    That's next Monday.
    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Updated 4-24-2010 with food story and pictures

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > May 24th is Victoria Day in Canada, in case anyone cares I'll always
    > remember Memorial Day is on 5/31 because it's my brothers' birthday.
    >
    > Jill


    I'm missing the connection.
    Before 1971, Memorial Day was on May 30. That always struck me as
    odd‹seems like being on the last day of the month makes more sense for
    that sort of thing. Now it's the last Monday in May.
    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Updated 4-24-2010 with food story and pictures

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In the mid-70's


    Actually, the change was in 1971.

    > the US Government decided to be 'more cost efficient' all
    > 'non-religious' holidays would be scheduled on a Monday to give all the
    > government employees a three day weekend. They also combined the
    > independently celebrated Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays to one holiday
    > to celebrate 'all presidents'.....The government may call the last Monday in
    > May Memorial Day, but May 31 will always be the historical, and in my
    > opinion, legitimate Memorial Day.


    But, but,. . . but. . . Memorial Day used to be on May 30, not May 31.
    > -ginny


    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Updated 4-24-2010 with food story and pictures

  19. #19
    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Happy Memorial Day to all


    On 24-May-2010, Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm missing the connection.
    > Before 1971, Memorial Day was on May 30. That always struck me as
    > odd‹seems like being on the last day of the month makes more sense for
    > that sort of thing. Now it's the last Monday in May.


    From the VA's history of Memorial Day
    (http://www1.va.gov/opa/speceven/memday/history.asp), formerly Decoration
    Day:
    "Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an
    organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) —
    established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves
    of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that
    Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was
    chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country."
    --
    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

  20. #20
    Larry Guest

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    news wrote:
    > "jmcquown"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >> "Christine Dabney"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> On Sun, 23 May 2010 22:32:12 -0500, Omelet<[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>> And may we always remember:
    >>>>
    >>>> <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet/MemorialDayCommentary#>
    >>>>
    >>> Uh..Om. Memorial Day is a week from tomorrow. May 31.
    >>>
    >>> Christine
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> May 24th is Victoria Day in Canada, in case anyone cares I'll always
    >> remember Memorial Day is on 5/31 because it's my brothers' birthday.
    >>
    >> Jill
    >>

    > Memorial Day is always on the last Monday in May. Last year it was May 25.
    > Next Year it will be May 30.
    >
    >
    >

    She's clearly too dumb to realize that if she has associated it with her
    brother's birthday every year.

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